This is a place of encouragement, a place to discuss body image, insecurities, self-esteem, and everything under the umbrella of fighting self-hate and finding self-love.

No matter what you look like, what color, what gender, sexual orientation, what size or however many "flaws", healthy, not healthy, working on it, abled, disabled, we are all human, we all deserve to be happy, we all deserve to love ourselves. With this blog you will see all kinds of REAL bodies, REAL people, REAL stories.

-PLEASE READ FAQ before messaging

-BE AWARE some posts may be triggering depending on submissions, check for trigger warnings and tags. Also any harassment will be met with blocking and a report to Tumblr Support

 

This is a series of ads from the early 20th century right up to the 1970s.

You might notice what they’re advertising is, instead of the weight loss solutions we’re used to today, they’re actually advertising weight GAIN.

'It's hard to believe they once called me skinny!'

'Skinny girls are NOT glamour girls!'

'a skinny, scarecrow figure is neither fashionable nor glamourous!'

'thousands quickly gaining beauty-bringing pounds!'

Notice how less than a hundred years ago, these ads were meant to shame thin bodies the way weight loss ads shame fat bodies today? Notice that how as time goes by, the ‘ideal’ body shape changes from era to era? Notice how in these ads as well as those seen today, they’re meant to make people feel bad about the way they look?

These ads are just as bad as the ones that run today. They’re meant to shame you and make you feel inadequate for one sole reason: so you go out and spend money on their products. It’s not about your self esteem, your health, or your happiness. It’s about selling the product. It’s about making the money. 

Your body is NOT wrong. You don’t need pills, diets, or supplements to make you happy, attractive, or ‘right’. All bodies are good bodies. It doesn’t matter if you’re skinny, fat, tall, short, disabled, scarred, anything at all.

Do not let the media dictate what you think you should be. The media is fickle. It does not care about you. Don’t let yourself care about what it says.

Love,

Amber

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

  1. youmustofseenherdancinginthesand reblogged this from wifeydup
  2. solmarwang reblogged this from fatbulousbabe
  3. shelbyjordanxd reblogged this from lifeasjordanknowsit
  4. theinkfly reblogged this from toomuchkpoptostan
  5. thelionandthephoenix reblogged this from sarahtheprotagonist
  6. sarahtheprotagonist reblogged this from stophatingyourbody
  7. aplbaby reblogged this from datahyperlink
  8. 10collections reblogged this from stophatingyourbody
  9. carlysigne reblogged this from what-am-i-doin-with-my-life
  10. what-am-i-doin-with-my-life reblogged this from taffs-garden
  11. taffs-garden reblogged this from stophatingyourbody
  12. gabbinator88 reblogged this from beenabadbunny
  13. beenabadbunny reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  14. bloodstoneengagements reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  15. kissmysassyarse reblogged this from turnand-smile
  16. overwhelmedbyfood reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  17. rosekitsune reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  18. grantaireputthepumpkindown reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  19. skeleton-core reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  20. curvy-and-fits-how-i-want-it reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  21. -allison-faith- reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  22. flygalness reblogged this from tallahassee--skylines
  23. besogoodtheywontignoreyou reblogged this from turnand-smile
  24. tallahassee--skylines reblogged this from turnand-smile
  25. turnand-smile reblogged this from thekrakenkidd
  26. thekrakenkidd reblogged this from corruptedbrainiac
  27. corruptedbrainiac reblogged this from supercustom
  28. mariathne reblogged this from athinikli
  29. alleviat3-the-br0ken reblogged this from lets-escap3-this-place
  30. bardodeestrella reblogged this from ohshitthatjusthappened
  31. ohshitthatjusthappened reblogged this from itstimeforfeminism